The upside of flakes

Pet peeve # 352: Flaky people.  People who say they will do something and they don’t do it.  They don’t call and cancel.  They don’t apologize and reschedule.  They don’t let you know in advance that it’s a no go.  They’re flakes.  I could give dozens of examples of people I chose to cut off (or more recently, simply untie) because they disrespected me and my time by being flaky. 

Well, there’s an upside to so many people being unreliable, disrespectful, and downright annoying: Keeps my circle small.  Less people asking for favors, hitting me up out of the blue (I should change my number soon), less people I have to keep in touch with, check in on, and listen to.  We Leos are known for our loyalty, and more flakes mean less people I have to be a friend to.  So in a way, I’m thankful for people that show me early on that they cannot be a friend to me.  I believe that this is just God removing these people from my life.  And there you have it: The upside of flakes.   

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